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Fathers Love- Californian growers?

Posted by adamharbeck WA Aust (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 1:17

AkA. Alain Souchon AKA Caruso (hybrid tea, Mouchotte/Meilland, 2000) AKA MEIkarouz AKA Rouge Royale AKA Valentina Casucci.

What do people have to say about this one? It's modern, but the flowers look antique and the fruity scent is superb. What is its health and garden performance like? Lanky stems? Particularly interested to hear from Californian growers :)


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RE: Fathers Love- Californian growers?

I don't know the other names, but I do know Rouge Royal.The blooms are beautiful to look at but I decided that I didn't care for Rouge Royal. The texture of the bloom is such that you could squeeze it in your hand and it would be unharmed, like a cabbage. I remember it being healthy and bit bit stingy of bloom. The growth is very stiff, rather awkward, and huge, with huge thick canes. It is a lot like Traviata, which I still have in the garden for some reason. This is just my opinion. You might like it. I think I also put it in a spot where it didn't work in my garden.

RE: Fathers Love- Californian growers?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 19:16

I have 'Rouge Royale'. Here the fragrance is really good. However it is highly vulnerable to Rust here so the plant itself is not very nice. But I adore the flowers. Quite large pickles, and quite a few of them. Sometimes it is close to crimson in color. Most of the time it is a deep magenta, similar in color to 'William Shakepeare 2000' or 'Prospero'.

Rosa 'Rouge Royale' photo 4-17-RougeRoyale5994_zps8bb65f45.jpg

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